One of my favorite weekend getaways from NYC is visit to the charming village of Rhinebeck, NY and an overnight stay at the historic Beekman Arms Inn. Approximately 100 miles due North of NYC or about two hours by car; The Beekman Arms Inn is located in the center Rhinebeck, NY in the heart of The Hudson Valley. The Beekman Arms Inn is listed as America’s oldest operating Inn dating back to Pre-Revolutionary War years when the Inn opened in 1766. The Inn is obviously steeped in history with an atmosphere of colonial charm and decor. The front lawn was actually the site of our Continental Army firing practice drills when the British burned nearby Kingston, NY on the opposite side of The Hudson River. The Main Inn building has 23 charming rooms and the Inn is also connected to a second building called The Delamater House with an additional 50 rooms. The tremendously convenient location of the Inn affords wonderful walks and strolls through the historic village of Rhinebeck as well as great drives through bucolic farms and countryside vistas. From Rhinebeck one can easily visit several sites such as the Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR’s Home and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kil Cottage all located about 30 miles south in Hyde Park, NY. The close proximity to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) allows for some great food and wine in the area. A most wonderful Fall weekend getaway or even an easy day trip from NYC!!!